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ND House ag panel gives anti-corporate bill do-pass
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee on March 6 voted 8-5 to recommend a do-pass on a bill that would create exemptions for dairy and swine in the state anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Classic steers take the stage in ND Winter Show
VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- March is a busy time for cattle farmers who participate in the 78th annual North Dakota Winter Show, according to Cathy Schmitz, a farmer from Oakes who shows livestock with her two daughters.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minister: Proposed South Africa farm size limit is negotiating tactic
A proposal by the South African government to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, the minister of agriculture says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal
The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Make sure you pick up a copy of the March 9 edition of Agweek for a thorough explanation of the farm bill safety-net programs. The deadline to sign up is rapidly approaching and we'll tell you what you need to know. We'll also bring legislative coverage of grain sale regulations, North Dakota's anti-corporate farming bill, South Dakota's raw milk bill, and more. Lisa's here to tell you all about it.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Energy beet education meetings set for this month
Farmers interested in new production opportunities are invited to attend educational meetings on energy beets being held at five locations across central North Dakota the week of March 16, according to a release from North Dakota State University extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Food safety management training scheduled for Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings
HELENA, MONT. - The Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center Network, in conjunction with the USDA Specialty Crop Program and the Montana Department of Agriculture, will sponsor Food Safety Management System Tool Kit trainings in three locations throughout the state.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says
The Prairie Premium Oil canola crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., has shut down, but only temporarily, the plant manager said Tuesday. “We’re not closed. We’re just on a maintenance cycle right now,” James Gorres tells Agweek.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Two South Dakota grain companies announce merger plans
Two South Dakota-based grain companies announced Tuesday they want to merge. North Central Farmers Elevator and Wheat Growers plan to unify into a new cooperative, subject to a vote of the full membership of both cooperatives. The boards of directors of both cooperatives already have unanimously approved a letter of intent to merge.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDSU Extension drainage calculators available on iGrowDrainage.org
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension recently released web-based drainage calculators for tile drainage and subirrigation design. The calculators were developed in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension. To learn more and access the calculators, visit www.iGrowdrainage.org.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minn. farmers participate in Farming Today program
Farmers throughout Minnesota have volunteered to share their farm stories to help consumers and business groups better understand farming today. These farmers hope to engage with consumers and show farmers share the same concerns for their food, their family, the environment and their animals.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Online survey looks at cover crops
Cover crops are drawing more interest in the Upper Midwest, and now an online survey hopes to collect more date on the increasingly popular practice.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - News

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$10,000 available for cherry research
Montana’s Cherry Advisory Committee and Research & Market Development program recently announced about $10,000 in funding available to advance Montana’s cherry industry.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo
The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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College ag student expands job search
The past few months have been eventful for college senior Dylan Pratt. He’s lost his grandfather and taken on a satisfying new responsibility at school. He’s also expanded his horizons — and his job search.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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